From the Frederick News-Post:
Phil Bowers, managing member of Monocacy Brewing Co. LLC, is establishing a craft beer production business at 1781 N. Market St.
Bob Frank, owner of the Flying Barrel, which sells ingredients and supplies to home-brewers and winemakers, plans to rent 3,000 square feet of the 15,000-square-foot building.
Bowers said he hoped to open the brewery in November. With the equipment in place, the brewery could produce up to 20,000 barrels a year and, over time, could hire up to 25 employees.
Monocacy Brewing will produce its own line of craft beers, as well as craft beers sold at Brewer’s Alley in downtown Frederick. It also will contract to brew for clients.
1781 N. Market St. is where JJ Pidickles, Raven’s Pizza, and Letarios Italian Restaurant used to be. The FNP article also mentions that the building originally housed Ebert Ice Cream Co., but that was before my time I think.
I do like that they re-purposing an existing building instead of building a brand new one. And 25 jobs is cool. Oh yeah, and beer. Mmmmmm … beer.